Farmers' Market Fresh Item
Week 24: Potatoes
Don’t be misled. Potatoes — when not processed, turned into potato chips or French fries or eaten along with sour cream, butter and bacon — can be heathy. Potatoes are high in potassium. And a good source of Vitamin B6 and C.
See our recipe suggestions below. Prepared at home, a serving of Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary or Potato and Vegetable Salad with Mustard Ranch are approximately 100 calories each.
As for types to choose, russet, white, red and yellow potatoes are all good for roasting and mashing. Fingerling and purple/blue potatoes have a more earthy taste and are a great choice for salads.
Sweet potatoes are actually completely unrelated to the types listed above. But they can be prepared in healthy ways as well. And they contain high amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin A.
At home, store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. They should store well for 2 to 3 months. Don’t store them along with onions or in your refrigerator.
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary
Potato and Vegetable Salad with Mustard Ranch
Crock Pot Potato Chicken Chowder
Fresh Food Links:
MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You
University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Potatoes in Minnesota Home Gardens